The Wunderlich Model "Durabestos" Home, situated at the Wunderlich Garden Display, George Street, Broadway, Sydney (just 3 minutes' walk westward from Central Square) has been erected for the guidance of intending Homebuilders as a practical and attractive example of low cost housing.
In the construction of this Model Home WUNDERLICH BUILDING MATERIALS OF QUALITY were used—"Durabestos" Asbestos-Cement Flat Sheets and Mouldings for Interior and Exterior Walls, Metal Ceilings,
"Duratile" Wall Tile Sheeting, Terra Cotta Roofing Tiles, Colortex Bricks, etc.
Wunderlich Limited, whilst freely giving advice to intending Homebuilders, cannot undertake the preparation of plans and specifications or the erection of "Durabestos" Homes. This should be entrusted to a recognised Architect and a capable Builder.
The illustrations and editorial matter appearing in this Brochure appeared in the May, 1941, issue of "Constructional Review" Magazine.
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D 61 — 1st June, 1941.
MAIN ENTRANCE HALL.
Showing internal wall sheeting of "Durabestos"; Wunderlich metal ceiling, and Wunderglaze electro-copper glazing treatment to lounge door. The floor covering is inlaid linoleum supplied by Michael Nairn (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.
An enterprising demonstration to the general public of how little it costs to build a modern spacious home has been provided by the Wunderlich "Durabestos" Home and garden display situated at Broadway, Sydney.
A vacant block of land in front of Tooth's Brewery has been transformed into a colourful garden display, on which is erected a "Durabestos" Model Home and various examples of Wunderlich Terra Cotta Roofing Tiles, Colortex Bricks and other building materials.
The Model Home itself comprises a lounge room, two bedrooms, dining room, kitchen—with dining alcove—laundry and bathroom, and is well provided with windows to ensure the utmost natural light and ventilation. The home is fully furnished throughout and equipped with hot water, electric light, gas, and all modern labour-saving conveniences.
The materials employed comprise "Durabestos" asbestos-cement flat building sheets to exterior and interior walls; "Durabestos" guttering and down-pipes; Colortex Bricks to base of walls and chimney; Terra Cotta Tiles to porch and laundry floor; "Durable" asbestos-cement tile pattern sheets to bathroom and kitchen; Terra Cotta Fireplace surround and Fire-clay brickettes to fire-place and hearth; Wunderglaze electro-copper glazing to glass panel doors, bathroom window and light fittings; Metal Ceilings throughout. The roof is of Wunderlich Terra Cotta Roofing Tiles.
A home built to the plan of the "Durabestos" Model Home could be erected for approximately £750 to £800, furniture and furnishings, of course, excluded, though in the case of the Model Home the cost was in excess of that figure because of some special fittings that were introduced.
SHOWING CEILING TREATMENT TO PORCH WITH "DURABESTOS" ASBESTOS-CEMENT FLAT SHEETS AND CLOSE-UP OF TREATMENT TO EAVES SOFFIT WITH SAME MATERIALS. NOTE ALSO ASBESTOS-CEMENT COVER MOULDS AND CURVED SHEETS.
Besides Wunderlich products used in the construction of this model cottage, the materials of a number of other firms were used. For instance, Berger's cement and waterproof paint was used on the exterior and Berger's wet edge matone was used on parts of the interior.
Dulux supplied by the British Australian Lead Manufacturers Pty., Limited, may be seen in the kitchen, breakfast ingle, bathroom ond laundry.
Michael Nairn & Co. were responsible for the linoleum.
G. E. Crane & Sons Pty., Limited, supplied many of the plumbing fittings, whilst Bakewell's floor tiles were used in the bathroom.
Dux electric hot water heaters are also featured.
The furnishing, floor coverings and wallpapering was carried out by Anthony Hordern & Sons, Limited.
Gas fires and refrigerator were installed by Australian Gas Light Co. Ltd.
R. Fowler, Ltd., supplied combination toilet suite, and Metiers the porcelain enamel kitchen and bathroom fixtures.
Showing "Durabestos" asbestos - cement wall sheeting papered; Wunderlich metal ceiling; Wunderlich Terra Cotta fireplace surround; and Wunderlich brick-ettes to fire-place and hearth; and Wunderglaze light fitting.
-DURABESTOS” ASBESTOS -CEMENT MODEL HOME
This bedroom in the "Durabestos" Model Home shows the wall treatment in asbestos-cement, popered, and Wunderlich metal ceilings.
The dining room shows the wo 11 treatment in "Durobestos" asbestos-cement with polished aluminium cover strips, also a Wunderlich metal ceiling.
“DURABESTOS” ASBESTOS -CEMENT MODEL HOME
Here the "Durobestos" asbestos - cement flat sheets to walls are finished with "Durobestos" mouldings fixed horizontally. The ceiling is of Wunderlich metal.
Showing "Durable" sheeting to bath and walls with polished aluminium cover moulds and Wunderglaze decorative windows.
Showing corner window treatment with "Durabestos" asbestos-cement flat sheets and mouldings, also “Durabestos" eaves gutter, eaves soffit, and wall ventilators.
SEE THIS MODEL HOME ATTHE WUNDERLICH GARDEN DISP
OPEN FOR INSPECTION AT BROADWAY, SYDNEY —JUST THREE MINUTES WALK WESTWARD FROM RAILWAY SQUARE.
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